Introduction

The European Commission has recently released an Application of Directives. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the date of applicability and their transitional period (if any) for the new Directives of the electrical sector.

 

What Directives apply?

 

When do the new Directives apply?

 

Products within OLD LVD/EMCD that continue to be within the NEW LVD/EMCD

Products placed on the market
Applicable Directive(s)
before 20 April 2016 old LVD/EMCD
after 20 April 2016 new LVD/EMCD

 

Products within R&TTED that continue to be within the RED

Products placed on the market
Applicable Directive(s)
before 13 June 2016 R&TTED
between 13 June 2016 and 12 June 2017 R&TTED or RED
after 12 June 2017 RED

 

Products within OLD/NEW LVD/EMCD that will be within the RED

Products placed on the market
Applicable Directive(s)
before 20 April 2016 old LVD/EMCD
between 20 April 2016 and 12 June 2016 new LVD/EMCD
between 13 June 2016 and 12 June 2017 RED or new LVD/EMCD
after 12 June 2017 RED

 

Products within R&TTED that will not be within the RED

Products placed on the market
Applicable Directive(s)
before 13 June 2016 R&TTED
after 12 June 2016 new LVD (or GPSD)(1)/EMCD

(1)If the LVD is not applicable (eg if the supply voltage is too low) the General Product Safety Directive could be applicable provided that the equipment is a consumer product.

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